Basic Political Concepts

By Paul F. deLespinasse, Adrian College

Copyright © 1990 by Paul F. deLespinasse. Permission is hereby granted to make unlimited numbers of copies of this book, electronically or in printing, for free or at-cost distribution, provided that this copyright notice and my e-mail and snail-mail addresses are included in all copies made. Translations into other languages are also permitted, subject to the previously stated conditions, and also on the condition that no additional copyright be claimed on the translation. Links to the website for this book from other websites are permitted and welcomed. E-mail: pdelespinass@adrian.edu. Snail- mail: Paul F. deLespinasse, Political Science Dept.,Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan 49221, USA.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Towards a Systematic Conceptualization of Politics

Part I: Concepts of Decision-Making and Action

Part II: Concepts of Human Association

  • 1. Satisfaction, Social Power, and Association
  • 2. Classifying Associations
  • 3. Laws, Pseudo-laws, and Bylaws

    Part III: Developing Conceptual Acuity